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Hello Cathy Glass. I just wanted to say that I really love your books. I can relate to some of the children in a few of your books. I read the info on some… given my childhood was not so good. I cannot wait to get more and read more. So heartbreaking, yet hopeful. You are a very good woman. I wish I knew someone like you as I was growing up. I had a long journey to mend. I now have children and am doing so much better than I thought. I want you to know that your writing is not only educational, they are inspirational to those of us that need to believe that someone out there cares and believes in us…Thank You for sharing your writing…God Bless
You are truly amazing. Such a giver in life and an example to many in how we should help others. I will keep going with the books but felt compelled after the last one to write a heartfelt thanks for such brilliant writing and sharing your experiences. With many thanks.
Antonia, UK, 21/06/2014
Hey Cathy Glass, I love your books I have read all of them in just 2 months :). I hope you carry on writing after this book you are an inspiration and have made me want to work in social work.
Just finished reading “Will You Love Me” & want to tell you I was so moved by this book. My grandparents were foster parents so I was raised around a lot of other kids. I will be looking to buy your other books. Read “Will You Love Me” in a day and a half. In retirement I am a crossing guard at an elementary school K thru 4th grade. We will start summer school & am looking forward to meeting the little ones who will be in kindergarten in the fall. I got your book from Good Reads. com & was the first book I have ever won. Did a review tonight. Thank you, I so enjoyed the book. Sincerely,
Hello Cathy, I am 22, I’m from Portugal but living in UK. Never been a book lover, but since I read Damaged (my favourite) lots of things changed. I have been abused in my childhood and never had the courage to talk about it until I was 18. It’s hard when we feel we haven’t got anyone around us to talk to, and when you feel that it was your own fault! Your books gave me inspiration and made me someone stronger, and most of all understand that there are so many victims in this world! In my eyes you are a star, you are a woman that I admire with all my heart! I want to continue reading your books, there is only a few left and in all of them I had to cry, hard to stop your tears from all of them! Keep on writing, totally love you Cathy! Wish I could meet you one day to hear your stories!! Lots of love
Tania, UK, 18/06/2014
Dearest Cathy, How are you doing? I have now finished reading Cut and I’m now onto Daddy’s Little Princess. Both have been rather enjoyable and I loved reading them both especially Cut. I’m so glad I came across your books cause they are awesome 🙂
Leah, 16, 17/06/2014
Hey Cathy, thank you for being such an incredible writer. I got Another Forgotten Child and read it in a day, not being an avid reader I was shocked! I always have a lot of spare time haha! I loved it and it moved me. Also a few tears escaped and I’m not one to cry!! I’m 14 and I have asked for your entire collection for my birthday including your new book. At school we were asked about out heroes, and I said you were mine, for your determination, passion, and eager to help attitude. I really hope someday I get to meet you!! Thank you for reading, love
Hello Cathy, I love your books because I can relate to them. I was in care from the age of 2. Adopted at 7 but that broke down and was put back in care at the age of 16. I now live independently with my 1 month old baby girl Alice. I was trouble when I was younger, used to lash out at my careers, blaming them that I wasn’t with my birth parents. My mum still can’t be bothered with me and my step-dad is in jail. I found my birth dad and have a good steady relationship with him. I can be a pain now still and my boyfriend is helping me to stop self-harming. I know how your work as a foster career is so important to the children you look after. I’m hoping to foster one day and I hope that I will be like you, loving and caring. When I first started to read your books I wished I was fostered by you. I love the fact that I can read how the people you cared for are getting on 🙂 Thanks for taking your time to read this Regards
Sarah, UK, 16/06/2014
Hey Cathy I’m 23 and didn’t really read books till I did a stretch inside and got hold of My dads a policeman. Just want to thank you for your amazing books, when I start reading I can’t put the book down. I’d like to collect your entire collection. Thanks.
Sam, UK, 14/06/2014
Hello Cathy, I’m 14. I just finished reading your book Damaged about Jodie. It is such a deep, meaningful and moving story. I could barely put the book down. I just wanted to let you know how much I respect you and Jodie. I know that Jodie’s life would have definitely been harder than mine in some ways but I do now how she feels. To feel unsafe, scared, rejected, unloved and worthless. I’m glad that there are people like you in this world, it just shows that we are not completely doomed yet. Our world is bad enough as it is and it was very saddening to read about Jodie’s father, mother and other abusers. Please continue writing and doing and being the person that you are. Because people like you are absolutely amazing and I would give anything to be able to see that in everyone. Please reply to me somehow. It helps me to know that you read my message and acknowledged it. Goodbye, Cathy
CG: I did reply.
Hey Cathy I’ve just read Damaged for the second time. And I’m sat here like it was the first time crying my eyes out 🙁 I want you to know I admire you so much!. There are so many young people whose idols are pop stars and models but you really are my idol. I hope one day to pursue my dream of fostering children who need love and care! You seriously are amazing and I can’t thank you enough for how amazing your stories are. If you read this thank you! You’re an absolute star!! And you make my evenings so much more interesting!! Xx
Claire, UK, 12/06/2014
Hi Cathy. You are a huge credit to Social Services and to the kids you have fostered. Never before have I known, read or seen a foster carer get so emotionally involved and become so resilient in protecting the child they are fostering. The very first book of yours I had the pleasure of reading was Damaged (talk about throwing myself in at the deep end!) It had me weeping, to know that so much cruelty and hurt happens in the world is heartbreaking. I received a kindle for Christmas 2013 and the very first books I have purchased have been yours. I am slowly reading through them in chronological order. My favourite ending so far has to either be you adopting Lucy or the ending of Tayo’s story. I am currently reading ‘Mummy Told Me Not To Tell’ and just like all the others before I am struggling to put it down! I have finished eight of your books in less than a week! I found myself crying at the point you discovered your children’s father was cheating. I am so glad you started writing these books. People like you Cathy, are like angels on earth. I am a huge, huge fan.
Hannah, UK, 11/06/2014
You probably get so many of these but I just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you and your stories are. I just read Damaged in one sitting but my favourite so far is the one about your adopted daughter. I can’t have children myself so I intend one day to adopt an older child, one who wouldn’t find a home easily. Your books have inspired me (and probably contributed to the decision in the first place!) and have shown me that it won’t be a bed of roses but will please G-d be very rewarding! Thank you so much and please keep writing!
Hadassah, 22, UK, 11/06/2014
Hello Cathy, I just want to say how wonderful and inspirational you are. I have been spreading the word about your kindness and how amazing your books are to read. I work in a library and I am forever commenting on your work with fellow people who read your books. Well done you. Many Thanks
Hi, I just wanted to say I read my first Cathy Glass book in the last 2weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it. Felt I really knew the characters and it being true too, a tear to my eye as I read last few pages. I will be reading more of your books. I was straight on your website and it was great to see updates on Harrison’s and Ellie’s progress! Thank you for a great read!
I have just finished Daddy’s Little Princess. I originally purchased the book because the little girl on the front looks like my daughter. Well it had me in tears. I was fostered, my story is too long to tell but thank goodness for people like you. You are an inspiration Cathy. I look forward to reading more of your books and will be passing them on to my friend who is also a foster carer. Sometimes she finds it so hard. One child in particular tells her says she hates her. My friend feels disheartened. I tell her that she has nobody else to lash out on. We always hurt the ones we are closest to. They are just words and not meant, just angry at the world for not being loved and cared for by the people that should have. I only say this because that is how I felt, Why should I love anyone, nobody loved me. Thankfully, I am married with children. Through my foster parents I was able to love and be loved. Yes, Cathy, people like you make such a difference. Keep writing Cathy and doing the wonderful job you do. Much love
Hi Cathy, I would like to begin by congratulating you on your many years of successful fostering. I admire the time and effort you give to helping these children. I must admit I didn’t think I had any interest in the nature of the stories you write about and I am shocked that I have been so engrossed in your books! I started with your story of your daughter Lucy. I read it about 12 week’s ago and since then I now have almost your entire collection! So as you can imagine, I was delighted to hear you are releasing The Child Bride this September. It’s fantastic that you give an update on the children too so us readers can share the joys! Tayo’s story and outcome has to be the best I have ever read. What a lovely young man and one of the books that actually made me cry in public! I am currently awaiting ‘A Baby’s Cry’ having just finished Hidden. Once again thank you for sharing your experiences. I often feel like I’m actually present in your home when I’m reading as I get so engrossed in the story! Keep up the great work!
Hi Cathy, Hope you and your family are all keeping well. I love reading your books. I have 11 in total. I have just finished reading Daddy’s Little Princess and I thought it was fantastic. I also loved Please Don’t Take My Baby. Very emotional stories. When I’m reading your books I get so into the book and can’t wait to read another chapter. I think you’re so good at what you do. Hope to hear from you soon.
Claire, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, UK, 08/06/2014
Hi Cathy, What a truly inspirational woman you are. I had never read any books until I discovered your books. They are amazing, each story has me gripped and I am unable to put a book down once I’ve started. I long to be a mother and your words of wisdom in your books will stay with me forever. I will be very sad once I’ve read the last book. Love & best wishes
Hey Cathy, First I’d like to say, wow. I love you. I’m 14 years old and I’ve just finished your book Cut. And since that topic is quite familiar to me, I found your book so interesting and had me in tears. Dawn is such an inspiration to so many people, and I needed to keep reminding myself that the story was real because it just did not seem possible hat someone went through all of that. You are such a lovely and inspiring lady. I was so happy to read that you stayed by Dawns side and did everything you did, because I’m sure I would have done the complete opposite, if I was in your position. Thank you so much for being there for her! It literally makes me smile when I think of what you’ve done. I hope you are well and wherever dawn is that she is doing well and having an amazing time. Thank you again!
Mollie, Surrey, UK, 03/06/2014
Hi Cathy, I’m not much of a reader, I was on holiday and found a book in the hotel bookcase, the book was Damaged. Once I started to read I couldn’t put it down. I was hooked and I’ve steadily been reading your books. I’ve just finished, Please Don’t Take My Baby. What a great story and how lovely to read on your website the update of the young family. How lucky all the children you have welcomed into your home have been to have you in their lives. I will be at the shops tomorrow to purchase my next read so please never stop writing (where do you find the time?) My very best wishes to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your memories with your readers xx
Jasmin, UK, 02/06/2014
Hi, I have read every single one of ur books And really can’t wait till ur new one is out I can’t really get into anyone else’s books except urs. I read it in one night and can’t put it down. After reading ur books it makes me think how lucky I am 2 have 3 beautiful kids. After I read one of ur books I always give them a massive cuddle and make them feel a little more special. Thanks for taking time to read this, I look forward to ur new book coming out.
Gail, Edinburgh, Scotland, 01/06/2014
Hi Cathy, I feel like I know you so much by reading your books! I’ve been addicted to them for years and I find myself re-reading them all the time. At 19 I have so much I would like to do and you’re such an inspiration to so many readers. I think you’re a good hearted person! After reading “The Night the Angels Came” and you and John were in the middle of your divorce I felt so much emotion. I honestly don’t know how you coped! I can’t wait for your next book to come out! I’m a student from Scotland and I’ve been sitting on the bus reading your books! I think your books have made so many people consider fostering and the advantages and disadvantages. Your books show the rewards someone can get from fostering, seeing a child happy and in a secure home. You’re an inspiration to your readers and an inspiration to me! Thank you so much for your books! And please never stop them. Best wishes
Lauren, Scotland, 01/06/2014
Cathy, I SO enjoyed reading about Jade, Tyler, and Courtney! Their update on your website is especially wonderful to see. I am so glad for them and for both their and your hard work in their journey to being successful. I’m looking forward to reading as many more of your books as I can find.
Bonnie, Candia, NH, USA, 30/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I have just found your books and in one word: AMAZING. I cannot put them down. I started with Daddy’s Little Princess and I’m nearly finished all of them now. I love reading about how you help these children and I love seeing Adrian, Paula and Lucy at different stages of their lives as well as your home life. You are such an inspiration, I can’t wait for the next book. Warm regards,
Abbey, Australia, 29/05/2014
Hello Cathy Glass. I love your books!! Omg!!!!!!!! <3 Every single book of yours hooked me. I love your style and they way you arrange your words!!! Never stop writing!!!!! Thank you so much. I love you. Your biggest fan in the whole world
Hiya Cathy, I was in and out foster care for a while, I also had a baby boy while I was in foster care, I think its amazing what you do, you are an inspiration in my eyes, I have read all your book and I also look at your website a lot. I went through a lot when I was younger and my foster carer helped me through all the hard times. Please Don’t Take My Baby reminds me so much of me when I was younger. I was 15 when pregnant and had my beautiful baby at 16. I used to stay out late at night smoke. Although I was not a heavy drinker I came home once very drunk. I took the wrong road and fell out with my foster mother and foster father so I packed and tried to leave with my son. The police were contacted and I had to leave the home without my son, then I had to go through all these parenting assessments. I was distraught but it was a real eye opener to me. I did everything in my power to get my son back which I did. It was the happiest day of my life. Ever since that day I have done everything a mother should do for their child. I never stopped loving my son, I just went down the wrong road. But that experience has made me a better and stronger person, I have contact with my family and also have stayed in contact with my foster family, if it was not for my foster mam I don’t think I would have got by. think your an amazing foster mother and mother. I hope you write more books, they have helped me get through a few years of my life. I am now 21 and my child is 6 now. You have helped people so I thank you and hope to hear of you sometime. God bless you xx
I am in the middle of reading ‘Another Forgotten Child’ and I just had to tell you that you are an amazing person. You do an amazing job at fostering and writing books. Although your books may be heart breaking they are really good and I can’t seem to put them down. Now you being from England and me America, some of our wording is different. So I was wondering what ‘Cor’ meant?? Again, you are an absolutely an amazing person and I wish there was more people like you in the world.
Danyel, US, 27/05/2014
CG: Thanks Danyel. Cor is a colloquial exclamation of surprise or admiration.
Cathy, your book was amazing. You really helped Beth in every way you could. It is so heart filing to know that not everyone is cold hearted. This book is amazing <3 once again another amazing book from the best author.. 🙂 well done Cathy XX
Brandi, Canada, 25/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I am an Early Childhood Education Student and have read all of your books. I can’t put them down and always have them finished in a day or two. I have passed them on to a couple of my professors as well and they enjoyed them greatly. The well being and healthy development of children is something close to all our hearts and you have done truly amazing things for the children in your care. Thank you for sharing your stories with us, you truly are an inspiration.
Robyn, Canada, 22/05/2014
Hi Ms. Glass: I have been fostering in Canada for approximately 5 years. Thank you for sharing your stories (I can’t get enough of them). They have become a great help when dealing with some challenges we experience. You will never understand how it helps. I have just purchased your most recent book (Daddy’s Little Princess). It seems coincidental that just after I read one of your books my next placement is a similar story. None more true than your book “The Night the Angels Came”. My next arrivals were 2 children that were losing their parent to cancer. Please keep writing
Kathy, Canada, 21/05/2014
I have recently become a fan of yours and I try to read as many of your books as I can subject to library availability. Your books or very hard to put down because I love reading about social issues. I find your family so inspiring that you have taken these children on, and you have found out why they have been behaving they do, and then to help them overcome these issues. I am looking forward to more of your books. Please keep writing because you are brilliant at it. I hope your family are well and all the children you have fostered.
Caitlin, UK, 21/05/2014
Dear Cathy, Just finished Daddy’s Little Princess. It was beautiful. Brought it on Monday, finished in on Wednesday, 2 days. I beat my personal best for a book. Something occurred to me in the last month before my 30th that I had been reading books along this line since I was 16, how time flies. Now more the ever I know that I am very lucky to be loved by many I also have learned that as bad as things get there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Regards
Dianne, UK, 21/05/2014
Dear Cathy, l have just finished reading My Dad’s a Policeman. It brought tears into my eyes. It made me think how blessed l was to have had my mum and grandma with me when l was a child unlike Ryan and Tommy. My dad died when I was 15 years old. I never knew him; he died just 2years after I met him and l wish l had got to know him better. Thank you so much for helping children in need. God Bless.
Linda, Croydon, UK, 20/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say I have just finished ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’ and was once again blown away by it! Another fantastic piece of writing. I can’t wait for your next one! 🙂 I hope you and your family are all well. All the best,
James, UK, 20/05/2014
Hi Cathy I just want to say I think you are an amazing lady. I am reading your books now. I think they are the best books I have ever read. Thank you for sharing you stories with us x
Can’t put down your books!! Great writer amazing person
Hi Cathy, I just read your book “Will You Love Me?” I read it in 2 days, it was very touching as are all of your books. I just wanted to share my thoughts and let you know that I think that you are an amazing person. The world could use a lot more people like you. You have a remarkable ability to help children who feel hopeless and unloved. It is heartbreaking what some of these children had gone through. You changed their lives. I am glad that you are there to help these children. Take care,
Hi Cathy, just finished The Girl in the Mirror. My goodness what a book! Yet another success. What that poor girl must have gone through. Only to relive it years later all because her parents thought it best forgotten, only for snatches of her memory to come flooding back. At the worst time in her life. Caring for her sick grandfather with the person she thought to be responsible for the sick act. Thank goodness it all came together in the end. And thank you once again for a brilliant read. Regards
I read the book ‘My Dad’s a Policeman’ and think it’s a good book. I enjoyed the story. Ryan is a fighter. The boy was going through too much for a kid. It forced him to become a man because of lack of care from home. He just wanted to live happy with his family, but he was too young to do a man’s job. The book has shown me that children need someone good in their life to love and care for them and show them the right from wrong. It’s also shown me how much children need their parents.
Roy, Croydon, UK, 16/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I’d just like to say I’ve read all your books and just finished “Daddy’s Little Princess. Not one of your books has taken me longer than 48 hours to finish. You, Cathy Glass, are a god send, a very inspirational woman indeed. I have to say I look up to you a great deal. I was a child who was abused and kept quiet about it. After reading your books I feel I should have broken my silence at the time. As with so many of the children you have written about I was too afraid. Although that happened about 10years ago now, I find I still struggle with my demons. I draw great strength from the books you write, and how so many of the children have grown to be very well adjusted adults. I feel now I can come to terms with some of what happened and hopefully live a positive life! For that Cathy I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are an amazing writer and a true life superhero! Love to you and all your family, take care and God bless
Kim, UK, 15/05/2014
Just finished ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’, I have read almost all of your books and they continue to inspire me. I was aware John left but not under such circumstances. Your books have inspired me to pursue a career in social work! I am very excited for ‘The Child Bride’.
Faye, UK, 14/05/2014
Hi Cathy. I hope this email finds you well. I’ve just discovered your books. They have made me laugh and cry. You are a truly amazing woman. Thanks to your books I have just signed up to Uni to become a social worker. If I can help the children half as much as you have I will be a very proud young lady. I’m looking forward to your next book coming out. Take care.
Danni, UK, 13/05/2014
Hi Cathy I would like to say ur a fantastic author. Your books are fantastic and very touching. I finished the book about Jade and her baby last night. What a brilliant and happy ending. I could feel myself getting upset half way through the book. I’ve just brought another of ur books Cut. I will enjoy reading that too. I’ve read books by other authors and have sometimes found it difficult to get into the book but I never ever have this issue with your books x
Hi Cathy, I have read your book My Dad’s a Policeman. My tutor gave it to us to read in class in the afternoon. Class was only one day a week so it took us a while to finish the book. After reading the first few chapters I could not wait that long so I got the book from the library and finished it that weekend. The story was a bit sad but heart warming, when I finished reading it I wanted to share in class but could not. It was so touching and with mixed emotions. You are a god send for all those kids. “Good job” Now I am out to read all your books and cannot wait to finish them all.
Kaysia, Croydon UK 13/05/2014
Cathy, I’m 18 years old and I have a large collection of your books. I’m obsessed to say the least! I stopped reading books for a while and then I stumbled on ‘Will You Love Me?’ and have been unable to stop reading your books since! They are so powerful and inspirational, they remind me how lucky I am! It’s so amazing how your two passions of fostering and writing were able to meet and I envy that! I am still in education so haven’t yet chosen my life path, but I’ve applied for psychology at uni and am hoping to go into counselling for young children perhaps in schools. I also enjoy writing, but haven’t written properly for the last few years. I wanted to say how amazing you are if I turn out to be half the mother you are I’ll be beyond happy and if I turn out to be half the person you are, I will be very happy! Your children reflect how amazing you are! They sound like the most kind-hearted, honest children/young-adults. Thank you for taking the time to read this email, I know you will get plenty! And thank you for making such an impact on my life,
Emily, UK, 12/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I just finished reading your book, ‘My Dad’s a Policeman.’ It made me laugh, and it made me cry. It reminded me of myself. I did not grow up with my parents and my life was sometimes unhappy, but it was much better than Ryan’s and his brother’s. Ryan is such a strong boy. I think he will do well in life. Keep up the good work!
Joyce, UK, 12/05/2014
Hi Cathy I just wanted to say what an inspiration you and your family are to all the children you foster. I have read all of your books and loved every one. I’m always up the book aisle in the supermarket looking out for your books and I’m eagerly awaiting your next one. What a remarkable woman you are, please never give up writing your stories. Many Thanks
Dee, UK, 12/05/2014
Hello, Cathy! I’m 18 years old, from Maryland, United States. I recently picked up 3 of your books, particularly “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell”. This book opened my eyes about child neglect and abuse and what a child can go through. It also taught me what good a foster parent can do to a severely Damaged child. Though the laws where I live require that a foster parent be 21 I don’t have very long to wait. I want to talk to my boyfriend to see if he’d like to join me on the journey to help children in need, like Reece. You’ve really changed my life. And I wanted to thank you. I currently have some info for my state to become a foster parent, and in the past have discussed with my mother on adopting a child. I believe every child born into this world deserves someone or people who love them for who they are and not for what they’ve become. So again, I thank you. Sincerely,
Natalie, US, 12/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I have just finished Another Forgotten Child and before that Daddy’s Little Princess, both of which I didn’t want to put down! As a mother to a six month old baby girl whenever I get time I read! Just wanted to say you’re books are amazing and you and your work as a foster carer amazes and inspires me. There are so many children out there who are badly treated by their parents or people they trust to look after them. As a new parent I am still learning things. I have still a few of your books to read but l love each one, how each child is different with different challenges. I love to hear about them all. I cry at each of your books but it was Lucy’s story that made me cry the most so far Thank you for your wonderful inspirational books! Looking forward to future works from you.
Clare, Wolverhampton, UK, 11/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I’m fairly new to your books and it was by ‘accident’ that I came across them. My friend offered to lend me a book as she knows I’m quite a bookworm loI. I was so enthralled with it that I had read it in 3 days (it would’ve been sooner but work got in the way 😉 I then put your name into my e-reader on my phone and needless to say including your latest one I have only got 3 books left to read!. You are an amazing lady always putting others before yourself. You seem to be able to understand what each child is going through and how to put them at ease. I work with children with special needs and quite a few of them are in care which can sometime, as you know, make them angry. But thanks to you and other carers the children are given the chance to enjoy what most of us take for granted and that is to be part of a family and to have normality and stability in their young lives. I particularly like and enjoy the ‘catch ups’ which enables us to see how each and every one of the children mentioned in your books are doing, I personally found that very comforting. God bless you and your wonderful children (also your family) for what you have done and continue to do for children who need you. God bless
Lorraine, UK, 10/05/2014
Cathy, “My Dad’s a Policeman” is the first book I have read since school and I’m now 31. I’m in the forces and waiting to find out if the forces are going to make me redundant. I am now doing English and Maths foundation courses in order to help me find a new/decent job. My tutor told me to pick two books to read and I picked your book. I just wanted to say that the book was brilliant to read. I’ve never understood why people can’t put a book down. But I do now, as slow as I was reading it, I genuinely couldn’t put it down. Just read the update about the book. Totally gutted for Ryan and Tommy, what a dreadful end to their mothers life. So sad for them. Again an amazing read, I will tell everyone to read it and I will look out for more of yours. Take care,
I have written two reviews for your books on Amazon! I have just finished “Girl in the Mirror” which I thought was brilliant.
Hi Cathy, 31 hour flight to New Zealand leaves tonight and “Will You Love Me” is in my carry on bag.
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading Daddy’s Little Princess, what another wonderful story! Your books have us gripped to the very end and you just don’t want to put the book down, I can’t wait for the next book which I hope is out soon. I have read all your books and it’s so nice that you are able to make a comment on all your books and sometimes your able to write a comment back. I like to leave a comment as I feel these books are so good, and of course you being a foster carer is amazing. It’s lovely to read and understand what you have been through. Thank you Cathy Glass. Keep writing!!
Lisa, Warminster, UK, 09/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I read Will You Love Me in two nights. I once asked you if you were going to write Lucy’s story and you said perhaps, and I am very glad you did! As with all your books, I thoroughly enjoyed it, although naturally I was very saddened by the lives both Bonnie and Lucy had lived .I am very happy for Lucy (and for you and your family) that she was able to stay with you permanently. Imagine keeping her from doing so because you are not Thai! Her birth father did not figure in her life at all, so why would she be concerned with keeping up a culture she had never known?
Val, Boston, USA, 08/05/2014
Hey Cathy! I have just finished your book ‘My Dad’s a Policeman’. It is so inspirational and reminds me that growing up in hardship doesn’t mean it is the end of the world. There are always good people who love and care along the way so you don’t need to give up. This book has given me more courage to care for children. I have always dreamed of becoming a childminder and later a foster carer, so I can make a difference in their lives. Thank you for sharing your great experience with the world.
Hanifah, UK, 07/05/2014
Hi Cathy, I have loved all of your books and thank you for sharing your experiences! Quick question when can we expect the next? It has been so hard to find a decent read, and I’m all up to date with your books and eagerly awaiting more! Kindest regards
Kody, Western Australia, 07/05/2014
Hi Cathy, just finished another of your books Cut. It was a heartfelt read. My goodness, I must have cried a great deal while reading this book. What that poor girl must have suffered in her short live. But once again you loved and cared for her. You also did all this not knowing anything about her. I am so glad carers are helped a bit more. Those early days must have been quite a struggle for you. God bless you once again. Regards
Cathy, I wanted to tell you, though I know you’ll receive so many mails like mine, just how much I enjoyed your new book ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’. I have only ever read one of your books before – ‘Damaged’, a long time ago and I re-read it recently. That was when I discovered you have lots of books out and so bought your new one. You truly are an inspiration. I am a single mother, was betrayed by my husband and the fact you managed to continue with your routine whilst discovering the truth, says so much about your strength. I hope that writing this recent book proved therapeutic for you. I am now looking forward to reading all your other books. Thank you for sharing your experiences so honestly and educating us mere mortals 🙂
Izzie, UK, 05/05/2014
Sadly, I have just finished reading your newest book and I don’t have any more pages or chapters to read or look forward to reading! Once again I would like to congratulate you on your beautiful writing! In this book you also told us about your divorce. I am sorry that your marriage had to end up the way it did….. But it certainly was his loss! Your husband was married to a strong and remarkable woman and it’s a shame that he chose to have an affair with someone else and loose his place as your husband in your family! I admire you, because although I am sure that you were very hurt at the time, you raised three beautiful children and many others, whilst you made a mark in the world by becoming a famous author with best selling books, and also my favourite one! I have all your books and look forward to reading your next one in September. God Bless you and your family today and always, Regards,
Christine, Malta, 05/05/2014
Dear Cathy, I just wanted to write and say how much I have enjoyed reading your books. I picked up the first one, Damaged, from a charity shop two months ago, and ever since then I’ve treated myself to a new one on my Kindle whenever I’ve finished the last one! I’ve just read the story of Reece and I have to say how much I admire your strength of courage and positive spirit in looking after all the children you have fostered over the years. It must have been very testing at times. You write so well and so engagingly. I found this particularly with “Hidden” – when you got the phone call about Tayo’s father I actually postponed the meal I was about to have so that I could read the next chapter! There are very few books I’ve read that I’ve literally found impossible to put down, but Hidden was one of them. I always read the updates on each child on your website when I have finished the book. It is so inspiring to see the lives they are leading now and the positively in their lives. All best
Lottie, UK, 05/05/2014
Bought Daddy’s Little Princess yesterday, and finished it at noon today. I think it’s now my favourite one, so far. So sorry about your marriage break up, but assume you are doing ok.
Gday Cathy. I’m currently in Year 11 and I must say that I’ve read almost all of your books and I’m waiting for ‘Daddy’s Little Princess’ to be sold in the bookstores here in Australia. ‘Damaged’ was the first book that I could finish reading within a day and could read it over and over again. I can feel what you felt for Jodie and towards the abusers. I liked the letter that Paula wrote on Jodie’s behalf. Cathy, you have the gift of changing the lives of children and that is the best gift anyone can have. Adrian, Paula and Lucy are very blessed to have you as their mother. All the best in fostering and continue inspiring lives of your readers through your books.
Deanna, Melbourne, Australia, 04/05/2014
Would just like to tell you I love reading all your book and can’t wait to read more. So far I have read all the books you have out. Can’t wait for the next one
Hi Cathy, Hope you are all ok. I have just finished reading Hidden. What a happy ending. I was on edge towards the end even though. Minty should never have taken him away from his dad, she obviously had no intention of caring for him. You really are a remarkable lady Cathy and deserve a medal as big as a dustbin lid for all you do. My friend Pauline and I love reading your books – she has read them all and has just started Daddy’s Little Princess. I have read nearly all of them and am starting Daddy’s Little Princess tonight, going to bed early to start it lol. Take care. Love
Julie, UK, 03/05/2014
Hello, I have been reading your books since I was 14. I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done for those lovely children. You are someone I look up to dearly. I’m still reading your books and I still will be as long as you make them. You are an inspiration to me someone I look up to even though I’ve never met you. Thank you again for everything you have done for everyone. If I can be anywhere near as successful as you, I will be very pleased. Thanks. Yours sincerely
Rosie, UK, 03/05/2014
Hello. I just wanted to say a few words. I really enjoy reading your books. I am at this moment reading Daddy’s Little Princess. I was in foster care myself. A lot of what u write in your books I can relate to. I guess I just wanted to say it is helping me. So thank you.
Hi Cathy. I just finished reading your book “My Dad’s a Policeman”. I must say this book had me in tears, but most of the time laughter. My mum gave me to another couple for them to bring me up. I didn’t have a fun, loving childhood growing up, but it was ok. That’s the reason this book touches me. After reading your book I realized that other children go through the same or worse than me. I have being thinking of becoming a foster carer. I would love to give back. I love the feeling when you know you’ve done something good to help others that need your help. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us all and please, please keep up the good work.
Antonette, UK, 02/05/2014
Firstly I want to say thank you for yet another beautifully written story. I had never heard of emotional incest before and this has opened my eyes. I love all of your books and must say, I wait with anticipation for the next book each time I finish the latest one. You have a way of capturing the reader’s attention from the first page. This book actually left me with a heavy heart as it became apparent your marriage fell apart. Like you, I found out after a year that my husband had been conducting an affair. The devastation and turmoil it leaves you and the family in is almost incomprehensible but, from somewhere you find strength and resolve to pick up and carry on. God Bless that you have that strength and resolve and that you have a beautiful heart and continue to give of yourself, so that children in need get the care they so desperately need and deserve. I look forward to your next book as always. I wish you nothing but happiness and a beautiful life.
Hi, I have read all of your books about all the children you have fostered over the years, and they were all incredible! You are an inspiration. What you have done for all the children you have cared for is amazing, and your own children sound amazing as well. I read all your books within a couple of months because I couldn’t put them down, always wanting to get to the end to hopefully see a wonderful ending for the children in your care. Thanks
All of Cathy’s books are a brilliant read, some have brought tears of sadness and other tears of happiness, they are all moving in very different ways! She does a fantastic job. Eagerly awaiting her next book
I would just like to say how much of an inspiration you are to me I am currently 14, but I have been reading your books since I was 12. The first book I read was The Saddest Girl in the World, and from there my love for you grew, I wish there were more people like you in the world and I really hope to meet you one day. I appreciate that you provide a warm, friendly and safe home to the children you foster. I really think you’re a superwoman for fostering children especially without the help of John. He made the worst mistake of his life divorcing you ,and the way he did really brought disgust to me. I really truly believe that you are a super hero. I hope you can continue fostering and write books about your fostering experiences. They really help me get through my own little problems. You have also taught me not to always think about myself and to give others a chance. When I grow up I want to foster like you do. You are the best author in the world. I truly am your number one fan. Love
Nuschka, Malaysia, 30/04/2014
Cathy Glass you are a god send. I read your book ‘A Baby’s Cry’ and finished it last night at 1am. I was a child who was abused in all sorts of way and was in the system and then adopted. Your books seem to help a lot of people and I’m included in that. Somehow I can come to terms with a few things that happened to me. Thanks do much. Your one amazing writer 🙂
Ellie, UK, 29/04/2014
Hi Cathy, I have found your books so inspirational. I have read all your books but the one that touched me the most was ‘Damaged’. You are so strong and stable and understanding, and full credit to your children as they are an inspiration of their own. Definitely down to your wonderful parenting. I hope to god there are many more people like you out there as we need them. All the best too you, your 3 children and the amazing work you do.
Dani, UK, 29/04/2014
Hi Cathy, just finished yet another of your books, Daddy’s Little Princess. Brilliant yet again! But this time you were left feeling shocked and hurt. My heart went out to you. Not knowing, I can only say he took the cowards way out. But as usual you took it calmly for the kid’s sake! But well done on this book also x
Hello Cathy, I just wanted to say how amazing I think all your books are. I have read every one of them and don’t think any of them take me more than 48 hours to complete. I just cannot put them down and I am always intrigued to know how the story will unfold. How you adapt your family life to support a child who needs so much attention from you is inspirational. I have children and they can be hard work so taking on another child who maybe distressed is a credit to you and the way you have handled certain situations gives me help with my own parenting. I hope you publish many books in the future as I know I will enjoy reading each and every one. Kind regards,
Hi Cathy Glass, I’m 16. I’ve never actually done this but I just would like to say thank you, your books were my saviour. I had and still do have a lot going on and your books brought me back to reality. Seeing what these poor kids go through and what you do it makes me think that I can get through this and I will make it alive. So thank you Cathy Glass, you truly are an amazing person.
Dear Cathy, I’m on my 4th book of yours and I am truly addicted to your inspiring stories of foster children. I sit on the bus reading and the tears run down my cheeks. When I start reading your books I just can’t put them down until I finish them. I want to read them all. I never felt this way about any other author. You are truly amazing! Thank you!
Ann, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 26/04/2014
Hi Cathy, I’m an avid reader and have read all but two of your books in the last two months. I often take an hour or two when the children are in bed to relax and read. I’ve just finished reading The Saddest Girl in the World, and as I do after every title I looked at your book updates. I’m so happy Donna has been able to put the past behind her. Congratulations to her! She’s an inspiration for people who haven’t had the best start in life. I sincerely hope she gets all she wants in life and more. She deserves it. I would like to add that you are an inspiration, and having grown up in care myself and not having nice carers I don’t say that lightly. All you have achieved in the time you have been fostering and the care and dedicated you have shown to each child in care is truly admirable. Love from
Dear Cathy, just finished your book, Will You Love Me! My goodness. This is your best book so far. I laughed and cried, and how you got through this time with all that happened? To this day I can never understand why kids are still unnoticed by the social services. My goodness this poor girl, now your adoptive daughter who since birth needed help! This story had a great ending. Lucy obviously loves you so much. I will be on the lookout for yet more of your books. Not only a great author but a brilliant foster carer. Well done once again xx Regards
Hello Cathy! I Remember the first time I ever read one of your books a few years back and I can honestly say it left its mark (the book being ‘Damaged’). Ever since I was old enough to understand I have either wanted to foster or adopt a child, you really do do a brilliant job. At the moment I’m reading your family’s story in Will You Love Me? I am so glad you are all doing so well, I’m glad Lucy has found a happy ending, or rather a beginning.
Tiara, Australia, 23/04/2014
Love your books. Currently reading Please Don’t Take My Baby. I read them faster than you write them. You have inspired me to be a foster parent too.
Andrea, Queensland, Australia, 23/04/2014
Hello Cathy, (OMG, never thought I’d actually get a chance to contact you). Last week I bought one of your books, ‘Another Forgotten Child’. The story you told and they way you told it really touched my heart so I bought two more books, ‘Please Don’t Take My Baby’ and ‘Will You Love Me?’ I finished the 3 books in 6 days as I couldn’t put them down. I’ve ordered all your other books. You have made a special place in my heart and opened my eyes to how many children actually suffer and what they go through. I cried ‘a lot’ at every one of your books. You’ve inspired me to want to follow on to the career of foster care and give poor, less fortunate children have a better and more supported life! You truly are an amazing woman 🙂
Georgia, 17, 22/04/2014
Hello Cathy. To my shame, I speak a little English, so I use a translator, and what I write may seem strange. What you do gives us hope that one person can change something without turning away. You take the pain of others. I just want to wish you luck and patience. Best wishes
Ordinary Russian man, 22/04/2014
I’m Sri Lankan doctor who reads your book Damaged. It was translated into to my native language -sinhala. It was so sad to hear such parents are living with our world. Thanks.
Theja, Sri Lanka, 22/04/2014
I live in Moscow, Russia and regularly come to UK for business. When in London I always pop into book shops to buy some books in English to take back to Moscow to read when I’ve got time. Few years ago I bought your book “Cut” and that was that – I got hooked! I got hooked on your personality, family, and your writing style. Foster care has come as a complete revelation of a new area of life in UK which I thought I knew well. Since then your books are the first ones I look for in London book shops during my visits. Your books are a very special treat for me and I always allocate special time when I can read and enjoy them. Thank you so much for your unconditional love and patience when you work with children. Sincerely yours and with best wishes
Nina, Russia, 22/04/2014
Hi Cathy. I have read the up to date books and so am now catching up on past ones. Just read (in 2 days)! Girl in the mirror. It was quite close to my heart as I had to watch my granddad get sicker and sicker. In the end I stopped seeing him as I wanted to remember him as the man he was. Anyway the book was great…it’s the first book by u I read that is not one of your experiences so I was unsure in beginning but it was a great way of writing it. Thanks and well done again on a great book
Hayles, UK, 21/04/2014
Thanks Cathy for Daddy’s Little Princess. Couldn’t put it down, another great read, can’t wait for your next book :o)
Sue, UK, 21/04/2014
Hey, I know you probably hear this all the time, but I have read your books and you are truly an amazing person. I can’t put your books down, they are truly an amazing read. There are not enough nice people in this world but when I read your books I know there is hope and there are nice, kind, people out there. Hope to hear from you….regards one of your biggest fans
Sarah, UK, 21/04/2014